No immediate shortage in beer and alcoholic beverages

Paradise Beverages team at its brewery in Walu Bay, Suva. Picture: SUPPLIED

FIJI’S leading manufacturer of beer and spirits Paradise Beverages has clarified there will be no immediate shortages in both beverages despite Tuesday’s fire.

In a statement issued moments ago, the company stated there were minor damage to its Fiji Brewery at Walu Bay, Suva, where a fire broke out from the administration/storage rooms.

“We have a full warehouse so don’t expect there to be any immediate shortages in beer,” the company stated.

“The other good news is that we will be selling again as of 8am tomorrow. We have a manual processing system in place so for our customers, it’ll be business as usual from tomorrow.”

Company  general manager Mike Spencer said everyone had worked incredibly hard over the past 24 hours to normalise operations.

“I’d like to thank all the Paradise staff as well as FRCS, the NFA and Fiji Police, many of whom worked through the night, for their support in getting us to this position today, barely 24 hours after the fire,” he said.

“Having now endured two fires and two cyclones in 12 months, the resilience the team has shown as been incredible.”

According to the company, investigations were still ongoing and they were waiting for an outcome from the National Fire Authority in the coming days.

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